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I have a MTH N&W Y6B that when you turn on the Lionel ZW throttle, the engine sound and lights start up fine, but once you try and get the engine to move, it will not move and shuts down at the same site.  Can you reset a MTH engine to factory using a Lionel ZW?  Thanks.  Scott.............

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Need more information. What exact model of y6B are we working with here since MTH made it in both Railking and Premeir, not to mention different electronics (PS1, PS2, PS3). example 30-xxxxx-x or 20-xxxx-x

Also, if you are talking a PW ZW, then you do not have a bell button that may or may not be needed in some reset sequences.

" it will not move and shuts down" this potentially sounds like you need to check the battery in that MTH engine as it is required for proper operation. The sounds should continue for several seconds after removing power.

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My Y-6-B is RailKing, ProtoSound 2.0, model 30-1163-1.  I messed with it about six months ago and my nephews came down and wanted to see it run, but it wouldn't.  I'll go through some of the manuals/instructions that you all have posted for me.  I hope it works......appears it would be easier to reset with a MTH transformer..........Thanks.........Scott

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My Y-6-B is RailKing, ProtoSound 2.0, model 30-1163-1.  I messed with it about six months ago and my nephews came down and wanted to see it run, but it wouldn't.  I'll go through some of the manuals/instructions that you all have posted for me.  I hope it works......appears it would be easier to reset with a MTH transformer..........Thanks.........Scott

Yes, correct, a PS2 is a completely different reset and requires working bell and whistle/horn to perform that.

The bigger problem as stated is that is a PS2 5V unit from the year 2000. It's 22 years old. It has the 9V rechargeable battery that should be replaced every 4 years or at least inspected. That's highly suspect as to why it did not run for you.

https://mthtrains.com/sites/de...ction/30st12056i.pdf

Page 4

Checking the Battery
You may find, if your locomotive was built several months before you set it up,
that the rechargeable battery has run down and needs to be charged before
operating. If you notice that the sounds are g arbled, test and charge the engine as
described in the "Self-Charging Battery Back-Up" on page 16



Page 7 covered reset

Pages 17-18 cover the battery inspection and replacement

Another thing to check in older engines is the speaker for flaking, the board for failing capacitors, and the battery.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...-speaker-replacement

Image by @jhz563 in topic https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...27#71819767829056527

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...04#79142442922211704



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Read this topic and the multiple replies about alternate batteries or solutions. https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/ps2-5v-battery

Personally, I build my own super capacitor modules or for customers use genuine BCRs https://www.jandwelectronics.com/bcr

And the local shop stocked up on genuine MTH batteries so for those that demand batteries and OEM.

https://www.mthpartsandsales.com







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